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Prunus cerasifera Princess

Cherry

Perfect for a smaller garden

A pretty, miniature tree with branches covered in clusters of pale pink flowers all through the spring. The oval-shaped green leaves contrast with the smooth, glossy deep-brown bark. In autumn there are edible plums to enjoy.

Where?

This hardy tree grows well in partial shade or full sun.

How?

It grows best in fertile soils, but water regularly in the first year.

Prunus Princess is a native of North America. Its fruit are used to prepare pies and jams.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Autumn, Spring
Flowering April - June
Evergreen No
Plant height 25 cm - 30 cm
Plant width 225 cm - 300 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 10 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June

Check store availability

10 litre pot £34.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From February to September